Gold Soundz

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"Gold Soundz"
Gold Soundz.jpg
Single by Pavement
from the album Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain
Released June 19, 1994 (1994-06-19)
Format CD
Genre Indie rock
Length 2:39
Label Matador
Writer(s) Stephen Malkmus
Producer(s) Pavement
Pavement singles chronology
"Cut Your Hair"
"Gold Soundz"
"Range Life"

"Gold Soundz" is the second single released from Pavement's 1994 album Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain. The song did not perform particularly well as a single, failing to chart on the Billboard Hot Modern Rock Tracks chart, where their previous single, "Cut Your Hair", peaked at #10. All the B-sides from both versions of the single are included on the reissue Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain: LA's Desert Origins. Pitchfork Media listed "Gold Soundz" at #1 on their list of the Top 200 Tracks of the 1990s[1]

Track listing[edit]


  1. "Gold Soundz"
  2. "Kneeling Bus"
  3. "Strings of Nashville"
  4. "Exit Theory (Edit)"

Australia/New Zealand/French Micronesia 1994 tour EP[edit]

As listed on the CD cover:

  1. "Gold Soundz"
  2. "Kneeling Bus"
  3. "Strings of Nashville"
  4. "5 - 4 Vocal"

Music video[edit]

In the song's promotional video, directed by Scott Blen, the band members are dressed in Santa Claus suits as they cavort through various locations in and around Irvine, California. They go on a scavenger hunt, trying to find a chicken, which has a key to a car, which takes them to a hill next to a parking lot. Some of the members slide off, but still stay on the hill.


The Long Island-based punk band Bomb the Music Industry! covers Gold Soundz on their 2008 released compilation album Others! Others!.


  1. ^ "Staff Lists: The Top 200 Tracks of the 1990s: 20-01 | Features". Pitchfork. 3 September 2010. Retrieved 18 February 2012. 

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